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    Deadly fake Viagra: Online pharmacies suspected of selling counterfeit drugs

    “Buy real Viagra here, for a fraction of the price! Free Shipping included! All without a prescription!” shout the online headlines. A quick Google search brings up a plethora of enticing choices for any consumer looking for a deal on one of the world’s most popular prescription medications. Need beta blockers to bring down your blood pressure? Cholesterol lowering agents? Antibiotics? You name it, you can find it on the Internet. All the popular brand-name drugs are readily available online […]

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    MTV VMAs 2015: What in the world happened?

    Leave it to the MTV Video Music Awards to give folks plenty to talk about the next day. There were triumph and tears, politics and bare boobs. Seriously. We are not even joking. Here’s what you may have missed if you didn’t catch this year’s VMAs: Kanye, bro … It all started so hopefully. Taylor Swift gave a nod to the now infamous VMAs incident from 2009 when Kanye West rushed the stage after Swift beat out Beyonce, proclaiming that […]

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    Mom admits she drowned twin boys in bathtub, tried to kill third child

    AVONDALE, Ariz. — Police say a 22-year-old Avondale mother confessed to deliberately drowning her twin sons in a bathtub Sunday. Officers arrested Mireya Alejandra Lopez after her 2-year-old boys were rushed to different hospitals, according to KPHO. When first responders arrived at the home, the children were on a bed in a bedroom, said Sgt. Brandon Busse of the Avondale Police Department. Firefighters were told that the boys drowned in a bathtub. Busse later said that Lopez told officers “that she […]

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    Brain-eating amoeba kills 14-year-old star athlete

    HOUSTON, Texas – The fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the life of a 14-year-old star athlete. Michael John Riley Jr. was just days away from starting his freshman year of high school. The Houston teen, who qualified for the Junior Olympics three times in track, was swimming in with his cross-country team on August 13 at Sam Houston State Park. That’s when Michael encountered the Naegleria fowleri amoeba. Within days, the teen’s bad headache turned […]

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    Four years after mother’s suicide, search for son continues

    On May 11, 2011, Amy Fry-Pitzen checked her 6-year-old son out of Greenman Elementary School citing a family emergency. Three days later, Fry-Pitzen’s body was found in a hotel room in Rockford, Illinois. She had committed suicide. A note was found saying that her son, Timmothy, was safe with people who would love and care for him. “You’ll never find him,” Fry-Pitzen’s note read. Four years later, at 10 years old, Timmothy is still missing. Where is Timmothy? Did Fry-Pitzen […]

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    Verizon will let you keep your contract — but here’s why you shouldn’t

    NEW YORK — Verizon hasn’t quite killed off two-year contracts just yet. The nation’s largest wireless carrier stopped offering two-year contracts to new customers earlier this month. But Verizon clarified last week that if you are currently under contract, you can renew your two-year deal with Verizon when you upgrade your phone. You shouldn’t do that. Every single one of Verizon’s new contract-free plans will save you money over the course of two years, when compared to Verizon’s old two-year contract […]

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    ‘I am having car trouble and I have a body in the trunk’ – Missouri man facing murder charges

    BUTLER COUNTY, MO  – When you’re having trouble and you have a body in your trunk in rural Missouri, you apparently use a lifeline and phone a friend- at least if you’re Edward Weaver. In an affidavit to support murder charges against Weaver, Sgt. Jeff Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol wrote that a Butler County Sheriff’s deputy found a car Thursday belonging to the victim on a county road, with the body of Norman Jones in the trunk. Jones’s […]

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    How a 15-year-old changed his life, lost 165 pounds in one year

    Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15-years-old, but didn’t run into trouble with bullies or pressure from family and friends. But he knew that he was not living the life of most teenagers. He didn’t go swimming or sleep at friends’ houses. He wouldn’t get on rides at the fair, feeling self-conscious and afraid that he wouldn’t fit. On his own, he knew he had to make a change. “I educated myself on the healthy choices […]

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    Gunman in television station murders packed disguises for getaway

    It was a crime that stunned the nation. A reporter and a photographer gunned down on live television. On Wednesday morning, officers say Flanagan shot and killed 24-year-old Alison Parker and 27-year-old Adam Ward as they were live on air for WDBJ. An image of the shooter was broadcast live on air. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffee said the alleged suspect was a “disgruntled employee,” who was later identified as Vester Lee Flanagan. Now, we’re learning more about Flanagan’s moves before […]

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    Facebook hits one billion users in one day

    Facebook hit an unprecedented benchmark on Monday – one billion users in one day. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced it in Facebook post Thursday, saying a billion users is equal to about 1 in 7 people on Earth. “When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different,” he said. “This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world.” Zuckerberg said the achievement is significant because Facebook’s a […]

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    Dow bounces back, sets a 2-day record

    NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market bounced back on Thursday and made history. After several volatile days with huge swings in both directions, the Dow finished Thursday up 369 points. Combined with Wednesday’s 619-point rally, it’s the best two-day point gain for the Dow in its history, surpassing the previous record set in 2008. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both posted gains above 2% Thursday. U.S. energy stocks were some of the biggest winners. Energy sector stocks gained 6% […]